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Ann Dávila Cardinal

5 SFF Books Written by Afro-Caribbean Authors

Having spent the last several years writing novels based in Puerto Rico, I’ve been obsessed with reading and recommending as much Caribbean literature as I can, and last month I decided to exclusively read work from Afro-Caribbean speculative writers. To that end I completely immersed myself in the work of the following five writers, and I feel like I’m in the middle of the most vivid, beautiful, and mythological fever dream—one I don’t want to wake from.

In the interest of keeping the dream going, I’d like to pass on these five stunning titles to you.

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Five SFF Books by Puerto Rican Authors

Whenever I’m asked for recommendations of Puerto Rican literature in English, my first reaction is to lament how few of the island’s best authors are translated. When I was doing research in preparation for my novel Five Midnights, I found that this shortfall is particularly a problem in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but the quality of those that are available almost makes up for the lack of availability. Almost.

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